Portuguese Kale Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 2,274.6
  • Total Fat: 119.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 240.3 mg
  • Sodium: 12,672.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 150.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 36.7 g
  • Protein: 147.2 g

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Made with a traditional Portuguese smoked sausage ( Use Turkey sausage for a healthier choice) Made with a traditional Portuguese smoked sausage ( Use Turkey sausage for a healthier choice)
Number of Servings: 1


    8 small potatoes (enough for approx 2.5 cups diced)
    1 pkg of frozen chopped kale
    2 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz/each)
    7.5 cups of water (approx)
    1 can kidney beans (light or dark)
    1.5 lbs of Portuguese Linguica or Chourico or cobination of the two
    (Substitute Polish sausage if you don't have the Portuguese version in your area)


Cook and drain diced potatoes. Place them back into a large soup pot. Add 2 cans of chicken broth (14.5 oz cans). Add enough water to make approximately 10 cups of liquid (counting the chicken broth). Add the Portuguese sausage or Turkey (called Linguica or Chourico), sliced into bite size pieces. Add 1 can of drained kidney beans. Let everything cook for about 1/2 hour and then add a box of frozen chopped kale and cook for 1/2 more. Serve with Portuguese or Italian bread.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LENOS33.

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  • you would be surprised how excellent this will taste without the sausage. We make it all the time and is sooo good for us, minus the fat in the meat. - 11/24/10

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  • the calories & Na amount are waaaaaay off! can't be true! - 10/31/10

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  • Is the sodium content of this dish correct????????? It looks like a lot!!!!! - 7/26/09

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  • i made this soup. i have my own version of kale soup tha i was brought up with. live in New Bedford, MA where there is a big portuguese community we all have different versions of this soup. really good though. - 7/31/08

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  • Where is the onion and crushed red pepper? This soup needs some spice! - 4/1/08

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